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1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

The 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible has long been a truly desirable American muscle car. During the 1950s, American sedans featured extremely long bodies, even when constructed with only two doors. While future generations of the Eldorado stretched out the design even further, the first generation 1953 Cadillac Eldorado helped start the trend.

Built in Detroit, Michigan, the original 1953 Eldorado started as the brain child of designer Harley Earl as it saw the culmination of several previous General Motors vehicles rolled into one. It saw the stylings of the Cadillac Series 62 and the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta as well as the Buick Roadmaster Skylark all pushed into this single design.

While the original 1953 first generation Cadillac Eldorado was available in four colors, known as Aztec Red, Azure Blue, Artisan Ochre and Alpine White (this helped start the future craze of using outlandish names for colors), the convertible tops offered two added colors, coming in either black or white.

The 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible used a four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission while it was powered with an OHV v8 engine. The large engine helped power the large design of the two-door convertible construction. It was built on the C-body platform and used an FR layout design.

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